The change to Daylight Saving Time a few weeks early this year has caused some internet buzz including discussions of the myriad of computer related problems that might result. Fortunately, I still have the stock pile of bottled water and cases of canned food that I purchased for the impending doom prophesized by the Y2K pundits. I came across an InformationWeek article that I thought put the issue into perspective.
The change will certainly require some attention from your IT Department and may impact some things you will need to deal with personally. I have taken the precaution of noting times in the text of my appointments on my Outlook calendar, just to be sure that I am where I need to be at the correct time in March. I have also reviewed the Microsoft Daylight Saving checklist to be sure that I don’t have any surprises on my personal computer.
Some employee communications might make the HR department look good. You might consider sending a reminder to your employees via your company intranet or in a mass email. It is likely that the early time change may take some by surprise.